Bert Nash Memorial Golf Tournament June 17-18, 2022
Tournament History In 1972, shortly after the completion of Crag Burn Golf Club, the founding members established a 2-Man Scratch Better Ball Tournament to test the golf abilities of our area amateur golfers. This event quickly gained traction as one of the premier scratch better ball tournaments in the Buffalo District. During this time Bert Nash was honing his competitive skills in all the local Buffalo District championship tournaments. Subsequently, Bert joined Crag Burn Golf Club in 1981 and quickly became involved in the 2-Man Scratch Better Ball Tournament. Tragically, Bert's life was cut short in 1986 and the following year the Board renamed the tournament the Bert Nash Memorial Golf Tournament. Over the years the Bert Nash has maintained its status as the premier better ball scratch event in Buffalo. In addition to Bert's love of golf, he was a great humanitarian as demonstrated by his service as a Buffalo Fireman and his love of family. To honor his legacy, the Bert Nash Memorial has been a mainstay event for top local, state and national golfers. The tournament is held annually in June and always hosts a strong competitive field of amateur golfers.
Eligibility By invitation only. There will be three divisions: Championship, Senior (50 years and over) and Super-Senior (65 years and over). Both members of teams in the Senior Divisions must be 50 and 65 years of age by June 14, 2018. The Championship division must be Member/Guest or an invited Non-Member Team. Invitations are sent to teams with the strongest resumes, with an emphasis on recent accomplishments against state or national level competition.
Invitations You may submit your invitation request at any time. Please remember to submit a detailed golfing history - failure to do so may result in your request being withdrawn. Your request must reach Crag Burn by June 15. Invitation requests will be reviewed by the Committee and invitations will be sent by June 16. Responses must be due by June 18 from teams receiving invitations.
Please contact our Head Golf Professional, Frank Laforce, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 655-0000 ext. 202 for more information.
2021 Bert Nash Champions Billy Hanes and John Belet
Past Champions 2020 Andrew Bailey - John Ebert 2019 Kevin Vandenberg - Brad Monroe 2018 Billy Hanes - John Pelet 2017 Matt Ion - Rob Cowan 2016 Billy Gaffney - Brandon Pluchinsky 2015 Jonathan Clark - Michael Boss 2014 Jim Scorse - Michael Rodgers 2013 Mark Drabik - Michael Carrig 2012 Mark Drabik - Michael Carrig 2011 Billy Hanes - John Pelet 2010 Raman Luthra - Aaron Tallman 2009 Billy Hanes - David Feeley 2008 Drew Creighton - Chris Covelli 2007 Raman Luthra - Jamie Miller 2006 Jeff Wolniewicz - Jay Stellrecht 2005 Jeff Wolniewicz - Rob Krajewski 2004 Kyle Mauro - Matt Thomas 2003 Dr. Michael Boyczuk - John Olszewski 2002 Curtis Hain - Frank Broderick 2001 Tony Hejna - Matt Young 2000 Tony Hejna - Matt Young 1999 Bob Battaglia - Sandy Billyard 1998 Dr. James Smith - Wayne McDonald 1997 Dr. James Smith - Wayne McDonald 1996 Dr. James Smith - Wayne McDonald 1995 Bob Battaglia - Sandy Billyard 1994 Bob Battaglia - Sandy Billyard 1993 Mark Conomos - John Gaffney 1992 Dr. James Smith - Wayne McDonald 1991 Dr. James Smith - Wayne McDonald 1990 Bob Battaglia - Dr. John Benware 1989 Dr. Paul Weirzbieniec - Dr. Greg Woeppel 1988 Bob Battaglia - Dr. John Benware 1987 Bob Battaglia - Dr. John Benware 1986 Gary Grelick - Fred Silver 1985 Gary Neushel - Whitey Nichols 1984 Gary Grelick - Fred Silver 1983 Larry Zee - Richard Brown 1982 Robert Stevenson - Nicholas Amigone III 1981 Dr. James Smith - Dave Koch 1980 Paul Porter - Steve Smith 1979 Steve Ebsary Jr. - Jon Dale 1978 Robert Stevenson - Nicholas Amigone III
2021 Bert Nash Sr Champions Jeff Schauger and Andy Bernatovicz
Senior Division Champions 2020 Tony Hejna - JT Taylor 2019 John Kircher - Ken Siebold 2018 Doug Goslin - Joe Miszk 2017 Dr. James Smith - Carl Nanni 2016 Brian McGahey - David Lindstrom 2015 Brian McGahey - David Lindstrom 2014 Curtis Hain - Stuart Fred 2013 Curtis Hain - Stuart Fred 2012 Rick Kennedy - Michael Fetter 2011 Frank Mortensen - Ian Penny 2010 Rick Kennedy - Michael Fetter 2009 Dan Furlong - Dave Bonacci 2008 Timothy Hartnett - Fred Gigliotti 2007 Rick Kennedy - Michael Fetter 2006 James Cecchini - Greg Huigens 2005 Kevin Connors - Mike Fetter 2004 James Cecchini - Greg Huigens 2003 Dr. Richard Narins -Charlie Card 2002 Dr. Glen Keffer - Wayne Triano 2000 Dr. James Smith - Thomas Granville 1999 Jack Mahan - Mark Conradt 1998 Dr. Glen Keffer - Wayne Triano 1997 Jack Mahan - Mark Conradt 1996 Dr. Richard Narins - Charlie Card 1995 Tony Miles - Dave Koch 1994 Bill Lynch - Ed Kaczor 1993 Dr. Richard Narins - Ward Wettlauffer 1992 Dr. Richard Narins - Ward Wettlauffer 1991 Tony Miles - Dave Koch